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Gone to the dogs - Napier City Council

Napier’s Next Dog Model has been thrown open for voting. Basil, Stan, Molly, Ralph, Murphy and Caz are heading the pack for the title of top dog with the competition being run through social media.

ILT Kidzone tickets on sale today - Great South

Flurries of excitement are in store for Southland families as tickets for the 17th ILT Kidzone Festival, 13 to 18 July 2022, are now on sale.

Bird shooting season 'bad news' for all birds

The bird shooting season, which begins on Saturday 7 May this year, means countless birds, including natives like pūkeko, kakīānau (black swan), pūtangitangi (paradise shelduck), pārera (grey duck) and kuruwhengi (Australasian shoveler duck), will be killed.

Nearly a quarter of adults plan overseas holidays in next 12 months - Horizon Research

More than 900,000 adults are planning an overseas holiday in the next 12 months as New Zealanders shake free of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around 76,900 say they’ll go in May.

A Horizon Research survey finds 23% of adults planning to holiday overseas.

Check gift card expiry dates 'to avoid giving Mum a dud this Mother's Day'

Consumer NZ is urging shoppers to check gift card expiry dates before purchasing them for Mother’s Day this weekend.

Milford Track booked in record time - Departmetn of Conservation

Bookings open for the 30th Great Walks season this week, starting with Milford Track which booked out in record time yesterday according to Department of Conservation data.

Celebrating the heroic stories of New Zealand women during war time

Aspiring to be New Zealand’s best small museum, the Western Bay Museum is modern, bright, uncluttered and it recently opened its doors to an exhibition honouring women war heroes; extraordinary New Zealanders that many of us have never previously heard of.

H₂O Xtream introduces sensory sessions for families with extra needs

Upper Hutt’s H₂O Xtream Aquatic Centre will begin sensory sessions for young people with extra and special needs and their families, so they can enjoy water play in an environment better suited to their needs.

Family fun day to celebrate completion of Kulim Park upgrade

Balloons, face painting and sporting demonstrations on and off the water will all be on offer at Kulim Park in Ōtūmoetai from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 7 May to help celebrate the completion of the park upgrade.

Helping others 'top priority' for Auckland Air Force medic

A desire to help was the main driver for Victoria Lu to join the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).